Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  - January 2017 - April 2017

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. 

Open to anyone & providing opportunities to talk & listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS -

 January 26, April 14, 17 & 25, 2017 Australia wide

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood.................................................................................................................................................................... Every Monday*
 
**There will be no Burwood meeting on the following Monday's due to Public Holidays or venue availability:
17 April, 12 & 19 June**
 
Burwood council library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder Street, Burwood                                    (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Manly Vale.........................................................................4th Monday of the month: 27th February, 27th March, 24th April
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale
Enter Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd                                                                                                              (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Randwick.............2nd and last Wednesday of the month: 8th & 22nd February, 8th & 29th March, 12th & 26th April
 
The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St). 
Enter via the car park. Street parking available                                                                                       (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0412 113 323 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Penrith.............................................................................2nd Tuesday of the month: 14th February, 14th March, 11th April
 
Salvation Army, 223 High St, Penrith.  
Entry and parking directly behind the building, next to Aldi                                                                    (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Liverpool......................................................................... 3rd Tuesday of the month: 21st February, 21st March, 18th April
 

DAMEC, Level 4, Suite 15, 13 – 15 Moore St, Liverpool                                                                      (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood................................................................2nd Wednesday of the month: 8th February,  8th March, 12th April

Chatswood Youth centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

 

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park                                             (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Rockdale...............................................................................1st Tuesday of the month: 7th February, 7th March, 4th April

Rockdale Uniting Church, 11 Bay St, Rockdale

 

Parking is in Car park behind the church accessed via Chapel St                                                        (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland..........................................................................................3rd Monday of the month: 20th February, 20th March

 

Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland                                           (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Campbelltown......................................................................1st Monday of the month: 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April

 

Odyssey House, Suite 1, 15 – 23 Dumarsq St, Campbelltown                                                            (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Parramatta........................................................................1st Thursday of the month: 2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April

 

Parramatta Uniting Church, 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta                                                                 (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Wollongong....................................................................1st Wednesday of the month: 1st February, 1st March, 5th April

 

The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong                                                                                       (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby..........................................................................2nd Monday of the month: 13th February, 13th March, 10th April

 

Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby                                           (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – San Remo.....................................................................3rd Thursday of the month: 16th February, 16th March, 20th April

 

The Epicentre Community Centre, 28 Brava Avenue North, San Remo                                            (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Byron Bay.............................1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March, 4th & 18th April
 
INTRA meeting room, 75 Johnson Street, Byron Bay. Entrance to stairs is beside the Westpac Bank entrance,
between bank and nearest corner (Johnson St/Marvell St).                                                                (7pm - 9pm)
 
Enquiries:  Margaret  0427 857 092 or Jane 0410 494 933

NSW - Coffs Harbour.....................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 6th & 20th February, 6th & 20th March, 3rd April

The Mudhut, Duke Street, Coffs Harbour                                                                                               (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Abbey 0414 284 150

SA – Leabrook ........................Wednesday every fortnight: 1st & 15th February, 1st, 15th and 29th March, 12th & 26th April

Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook                                                        (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129   

SA – Hallett Cove.................................Wednesday every fortnight: 8th & 22nd February, 8th & 22nd March, 5th & 19th April
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                              (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                  

SA – Woodville.............................................................Monday every fortnight: 6th & 20th February, 6th & 20th March, 3rd April

St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd)                          (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                                                             

QLD – Carseldine…...........................1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March, 4th & 18th April

Shop 3, 521 Beams Rd, Carseldine (Room in Australian Red Cross)                                              (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Emily 0407 743 033 or Head office 02) 4782 9222                              

QLD - Nerang....................................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 6th & 20th February, 6th & 20th March, 3rd April

Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang                                                                                                      (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857                                                                                    

QLD – Ferny Hills..........................................................................2nd Monday of the month:13th February, 13th March, 10th April

Wahminda Park, Baden Lane, Ferny Hills                                                                                             (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Maree 0432 846 959 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222                             

QLD – Bardon.......................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April

Girl Guides Hall, 60 Cecil Road, Bardon                                                                                               (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office 02) 4782 9222                          

QLD – Caloundra...................................................................3rd Wednesday of the month: 15th February, 15th March, 19th April

Girl Guides Hall, 82 Arthur Street (Corner Third Ave), Caloundra                                                      (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD – Redland Bay........................................................................................Last Tuesday of the month: 28th February, 28th March

The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay                                         (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office 02) 4782 9222                             

VIC  - Bendigo..................................................Once a month - Wednesday evenings: 1st February, 1st & 29th March, 26th April

Venue:  Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo                                                                                (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries:  Michael 0448 169 205  or Head office 02) 4782 9222                                                   

VIC – Geelong................................Wednesday every fortnight: 1st & 15th February, 1st, 15th & 29th March, 12th & 26th April

The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong                                                       (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   

VIC – Glen Waverley.......................Thursday every fortnight: 2nd & 16th February, 2nd, 16th & 30th March, 13th & 27th April

MonashLink – Corner Euneva Ave & O’Sullivan Rd, Glen Waverley                                                 (6pm – 8pm)

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC – Hawthorn......................................Wednesday every fortnight: 8th & 22nd February, 8th & 22nd March, 5th & 19th April

Inner Eastern Community Health Service, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn                                            (6pm – 8pm)

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Ferntree Gully.........................................Tuesday every fortnight: 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March, 4th & 18th April
 
KNOX Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                                            (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Michael 0448 169 205 or Debbie 0448 177 083 
VIC - Footscray..............................................Thursday every fortnight: 9th & 23rd February, 9th & 23rd March, 6th & 20th April
 
Western Health Drug Services, 3/7 Eleanor St, Footscray                                                                (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Michael 0448 169 205
VIC - Frankston......................................................Tuesday every fortnight: 14th & 28th February,  14th & 28th March, 11th April
 
Frankston Community Health Centre, Frankston hospital, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston                    (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Tracy 0413 710 238
VIC - Mornington Peninsula...................................... Monday every fortnight: 6th & 20th February, 6th & 20th March, 3rd April
The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington                                                                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Michael 0448 169 205 or Debbie 0448 177 083 
 Non-FDS Support Groups:
ACT - Canberra...............................................................................Wednesday every fortnight:   please call to confirm actual dates
 
Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street., Woden ACT               (5.30pm-7.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Switchboard  02) 6132 4800
SA - Riverland.................................................................................................................Tuesdays: 28th February, 28th March, 2nd May
 
Mental Health Resource Centre, 9-11 Seekamp St, Berri                                                                  (1 - 3pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129

WA – Mandurah........................................................................................................................................................................Every Thursday

South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                                    (10am – 11.30am)

Enquiries: 08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 


STEPPING STONES COURSES

(Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends)

 

www.fds.org.au

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information. Ph: (02) 47829222

 

4-5 & 18-19 March, 2017
**1 week break in between**
 
CARSELDINE, QLD
 
Venue: Red Cross Room, Shop 3, 521 Beams Rd, Carseldine QLD
 
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
11-12 & 18-19  March, 2017
 
SYDNEY, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park NSW
 
Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
18-19 & 25-26 March, 2017
 
ADELAIDE, SA
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 5/147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
25-26 March & 1-2 April, 2017
 
HAWTHORN, VIC
 
Venue: Inner Eastern Community Health, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0412 382 812, Michael 0448 169 205, or
Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
- &

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stage of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Session 3 - Effective Communication

Separate modules can be provided for - Treatment and Recovery, Boundary setting and Dealing with Conflict, ICE presentation, Engaging with families workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and are open to the public.

For Bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed against the relevant session or Head office (02) 4782 9222.

8th March 2017

MALENY, QLD

Venue: The Meeting Room, Maleny Council Library, 5 Coral St. Maleny QLD 4552

Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole

Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6pm - 8pm
15th March 2017

MALENY, QLD

Venue: The Meeting Room, Maleny Council Library, 5 Coral St. Maleny QLD 4552

Modules: Effective Communication

Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6pm - 8pm
22nd March 2017

MALENY, QLD

Venue: The Meeting Room, Maleny Council Library, 5 Coral St. Maleny QLD 4552

Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6pm - 8pm
2017 (Date TBA)

BLACKTOWN, NSW

Venue: Max Webber Library - Cnr Flushcombe Rd & Alpha St, Blacktown

Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422

6pm - 8:30pm
2017 (Date TBA)

STANHOPE GARDENS, NSW

Venue: Dennis Johnson Library - 2 Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens

Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
6pm - 8:30pm
2017 (Date TBA)

MT DRUITT, NSW

Venue: Our Library at the Mt Druitt Hub - Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt

Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
6pm - 8:30pm

OTHER EVENTS

 


OTHER EVENTS

Interactive Workshop for employees  (drug and alcohol or generalist)

Engaging with family of people with drug and alcohol dependence

When: Wednesday March 8th 2017, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Southport Health Precinct
Level 4, Lecture Theatre 2
16 – 30 High Street, Southport QLD

This event is free. Spaces are limited so bookings are essential

To book call:Erin (Gold Coast Health) 07 5687 9119

Enquiries: Dom (FDS) 0419 689 857

 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday the 26th of November at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au

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